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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
the main rate of corporation tax again by a further 1%. [cheers] in america, the rate is 40%. in france, it is 33%, in germany, in its 29%. from april of 2014, the corporation tax rate will stand at 21%. this is the lowest rate of any major western economy. it is an advert for our country that says come here, investor, britain is open for business. [cheers] [applause] mr. speaker, we will not pass the benefits on to banks and ensure that we meet our revenue commitment. it will be increased next year. making things contribute more as part of our major reform of the banking system. we also have to be on the side of those who want to work hard. i know how difficult many families have gone the cost of living. we have had to save money. but whenever we have been able to help, we have. we have helped counsel for two years running. and we are helping them to freeze again next year. we put a cap on the rises for the next two years. so commuters are not punished for traveling to work. we are forcing energy companies to families onto the lowest part of the gas and electricity bill. and we help th
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
the neighbors of syria and our allies in europe -- some of which have now been ahead of us like france, britain -- that we will focus in on this immediate, really potentially disastrous threat that assad will use chemical and biological weapons. >> you said a moment ago that iran is our most dangerous enemy. >> right. >> if so, how far should we be willing to go to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? >> well, you know, i just echo what everybody has said right up to president obama, that it's unacceptable for us to allow iran to become a nuclear state, that containment is not an acceptable alternative for all the reasons we know. i think that's absolutely right. it changes the whole balance of power in the middle east, it emboldens the terrorists like hamas and hezbollah that are agents of the iranian government. it probably, unless we're strong, leads some of our allies in the arab world to begin to accommodate to iran, and it's a threat to most of the rest of the world, including us. so, you know, the sanctions have been unprecedented, they're having an effect on the iranian economy
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
in this country comes together in france in agreement that avoids this deficit clips that were hanging on. >> from the va -- [inaudible] >> one of the big problems of disability claims that the medical records issue. [inaudible] to improve the medical records. secretary panetta, something that helps to have a better physicalism maybe this service will have a better record of what their problems are. what you do for the people to know, hundreds of thousands of people appending claims no and are being postponed because of the fact that medical records either to history too complicated to come by and prove whether they have a disability. >> i think production demonstrates we are working these cases aren't immediately available to develop them so we have a fully developed claim and can make judgments. we do that better reader than that a million claims a year big challenge for us is to get a million plus and returned coming in the door. that's where the automation system called veterans benefits management system is key to our ability to do with those numbers. we push a million claims that the door an
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
for the time. the jefferson checks kim regime promoted democracy, localism and the sense of conflict in france, spain, great britain and mexico. they were found on the issue of slavery in the territory and southern nationalism. when you think about the jefferson-jackson party formation what they had was truly affect. bottled up along the eastern seaboard and they gained control over course of 50 years of the entire continent, the pacific. there is no possibility is that americans could settle that territory of the time. the the united states gained control of the arizona territory in 1846. it didn't become a state until 1914. the louisiana purchase the would begin to settle it in the 1850's when the slavery issue for the country apart. the republican regime orchestrated the industrialization of the nation based on the concept of economic liberty, the tariff and the gold standard. in 1865 the united states was an agricultural country about 30 million. when they were overthrown and was a highly industrialized country and probably the most prosperous country in the world. that wasn't six ackley
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
person, former university professor with a ph.d. in engineering from france . that also, 12 different specialized committees, relief, local administration, committee on financial committee on finance. about every single penny is accounted for. the committee, and they're working on a number of projects to stabilize the city and help the transition into a free syria. of love to talk about those projects of those councils on working on. >> can you say just a few words about the relationship between this council, the civilian counsel and the military, what we typically referred to as the free syrian army? >> about 80 percent of those coalesced under the military council. and they were headed up by the secretary general, colonel by the name of. [indiscernible] so all of those groups so far those groups to maintain their separate identity. they do maintain their separate names, but they're all fighting in the banner of this council. they all differ to the disciplined, professional, colonel. and i would say that the relationship between the civilian council and the military council is charac
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
, or in english, notifies them that france, the paris cell phone company to confiscate your call and that if you want to make this call you need to call this number and get a license, basically get an account with them. that is the kind of response that people a long our international borders get and have in the past the can you imagine what my constituents, or my brother says to me, when on the part of the united states, why is a foreign corporation confiscating my calls? so i'm very concerned when, first of all when mr. dingell brought this issue up, it didn't seem to be on your radar, quote unquote, and it also concerned when you state that we have a history of great cooperation with our neighbors to the north and the south. i want to make sure today that you are all aware this is an issue that you need to address, and the people along, both north and south are just as much a part of the united states and have as much right to access to telecommunication a summit in new york, boston or d.c. your and should not have to accept the fact that, well, you're on the border so you just accept the fac
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:30pm EST
, and then finding themselves in very significant fiscal problems. france is the poster child of all, although maybe greece, i guess, would take number one. >> well, we do know that the u.s. spends a larger percentage of gdp on health care than any other nation by a fairly significant amount. tackling that underlying issue of what a percent of our economy is going to health care in general is really the key issue, and we should be focused on that, i think, much more than the federal government's portion of it, and in this case, we have a proposal that would actually increase health care going in the wrong direction. >> that is assuming that medicare spending equals medicare cost, and, again, as somebody who actually ran the program, i'm not assuming that. >> you want to take that one? >> sure. >> david, this is definitely for you specifically and aarp. the question is this. what scoreble savings proposals does aarp support, medicare, beyond just better care coordination, does aarp support means testing, combining parts a and b cost sharing, or reforms or anything else? >> i think it's important to r
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> host: >> guest: beenu mahmood was one of a group of pakistani france he had in new york. they shared with him sort of an international perspective which he lived in indonesia and his brother was there, he was searching for himself and comfortable with these guys. when he got in new york, they move their, he was the various to guy -- very astute guy. obama moved to new york to find his blackness but it didn't happen. president obama when i interviewed him in the oval office acknowledged he made no lasting african-american friends in his four years in new york. he was starting to make that transition in his search for home. that change was starting to happen and beenu mahmood perceptively saw that going on and took him to chicago. >> host: why did the president stay in new york after graduating from columbia? >> guest: wanted to get into community organizing. he actually applied for a job in chicago. he didn't get anything. the best he could do was stay in new york if. he didn't want to go back to honolulu. didn't have any place else so he stayed there and as he put it he tried to make
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
stay on the pathway we're currently on we're headed to the nanny state which is france and greece. that concerns me a great deal and the country will not be able to deal with the leader of the free world if we continue on that pathway. >> what would that look like for the average citizen? >> the average citizen more and more their life would be dependent on uncle sam. the difference between america and the rest of the world is our founding fathers placed the highest priority on individual enterprise and individual spirit. if people are willing to say my dependent upon my own willingness to work hard and impact the process we will continue to have that driving force that makes us the strongest country in the world. if we're not careful, we will walk away from it and soon, unfortunately, we'll be like france. >> do you have any sense there is a generational sense on views how the government should serve the public among younger americans than it is among baby boomers and older? >> i'm hopeful we can convince the cross section of the younger generation that their contribution to our
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
. >>> about 20 seconds to the close in europe. they've had some new economic data out of france, for instance. some finance ministers meeting as well in brussels. >> it's a bit of a holding pattern waiting for the fiscal cliff, for the greek debt buyback to go through on thursday. >>> the european markets are closing now. >> so no great direction in the markets today. it is interesting, i think, both angela merkel attended today her party conference, the cdu, the christian democrats, conservatives, she launched her campaign to run germany for a third time. the election is in the third quarter of next year. she actually warned against premature optimism over the crisis saying the worst is not over and we must be cautious going forward. now to a certain extent she would say that, would she not? otherwise we're not out of the woods. keep me in charge. but that was the message that came out of germany today. elsewhere as we kind of wait for things to happen, it's interesting the bond markets continue to rally. we were talking about this yesterday that greece has priced the debt buyback where it h
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
, though, has been one of the more outspoke nn france about high tax rates overtime and even warning sarkozy about raising taxes. i'm sure if anyone, he's happy to make this an issue. >> did you see his net worth, supposedly? 120 million and i don't know whether that's euros or dollars. he's made a lot of movies. he's very charming in the airplane, if you remember. >> joe, are you skulking at $120 million of in the net worth? am i what? >> can you scoffing, saying that 120 million is extraordinarily low? >> no. she's hearing the audio from the audio room. >> no, that wasn't me. that was a sound track of a french guy that we ran long ago on the show. no, i -- god bless him. for an actor to accrue that much i think is great. and i like him. i like his movies. i think he ought to get going and order salad a few more times, but -- >> didn't he have a problem in an airplane? >> i think that was him, yeah. the aisles were clogged. thanks, kelly. yeah, you're right. i hate the when that happens. it's been more than a month sips the election. next we'll have the post election nnz "wall stree
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am EST
in france the cac is off by 14 points. in asia overnight, we did see marketed markets. hang seng was down .4%. shanghai composite was up by about 4.5%. oil prices have been off by about 22 cents the last time we checked. right now down by six cents to $86.67. the ten-year note at this hour is yielding 1.723%. wow. yields come back up. i was out for about three days last week and yields have come back a little bit. dollar at this point is stronger against the euro. the euro is at 1.3159. we have seen the euro gaining ground. gold prices have been down slightly. down by 1,692. it's interesting to come back after three days and see it. >> it's telling the move would bring that reaction. >> it is. because it was stuck for so long. i haven't seen a 1.7 -- >> it went 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 7 -- >> i haven't seen 1.7 in weeks and weeks. >> i was saying it's telling about how incredibly dead and -- telling about the ten-year, how boring and how narrow the range has been. like when greenspan said, i need to see that. he hasn't needed to see it for a while. >> i don't think it is his favorite any more. >> it'
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
're not being impacted at this stage. we are in the france, uk and spain and all of our businesses are growing in each market. we're hiring in all of those markets. anybody who wants to know. >> have you changed the mix of samples depending on the economic environment? for instance in 2008 did you have maybe a lower end price point product as well as a higher end or no? >> that's one thing about the beauty industry, trends are always changing. it's an accessible luxury. you've heard of the lipstick effect. when the company goes down people want to treat themselves. one thing we've seen this year is male trends. nail polish, nail art. >> carl loves nail polish. he just loves it. >> what are all those people who give out samples in department stores going to do when you put them out of business? >> they're doing something different. department store sampling and sampling in stores is a loyalty moment. it's not a great thing to do for customer acquisition. you still have to get a customer to walk up to you. we're doing something really different. it's customer acquisition and it's in a very targe
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 9:00am EST
call. asia was up 13. europe was up 12. adding employees to europe, france, germany, very strong. similar to what bill mcdermott has been saying. we are all so doom and gloom about europe, ellison's talking about it's a bright spot. >> what about germany today, up again for december, as we mentioned at the top of the show, above $1.33 a day. something's going on there. the big upgrade on greece. that's kind of strange, right? >> up four or five notches. >> i have to stand up for a second. $8. >> is it finally time? >> i want to click my heels, but these are soft reeboks. you wouldn't hear it. >> are we going to see that, finally, at last? >> the way people were coming on and saying it's going to zero. >> running for the exit. >> when was the euro dissolved and greece kicked out? what was the date? >> it happened just in reverse. >> it was overnight. >> we'll see. i can't believe 2013 will not hold a couple of moments where we go, ah. but it is amazing. nothing we can do. >> we're afraid spain is going to come -- spain was supposed to come to market. italy, oh, my, what happens wh
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
. london closed at 12:30 p.m. local time. france at 1:00 p.m. local. germany, italy, switzerland all closed for the day. markets in asia seeing some fairly calm preholiday sessions. here is a look at the hang seng and the nikkei as they performed overnight. or not. there they are at the bottom. all right. meantime former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi is sitting down with cnbc italy over the weekend saying he does not want to run for prime minister but is obligated to. our chief international correspondent joins us with more. we need a lesson on italian politics. what's going on? >> well, silvio berlusconi the former prime minister of italy so colorful with his convictions for fraud, sentenced to time in jail but nobody thinks he will. he is going to marry his 27-year-old girlfriend though he is not fully divorced. he is 72. here is sitting down with cnbc italy. yes, we do have a cnbc italy, quite powerful in italy. and he says, oh, he did not want to run for prime minister again but people have been twisting his arm because when he looked at the data, carl, he is the only one who
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
on this day after christmas. the uk and france among those celebrating foxing day. we start off with, what else, retail. dips in spending in the mid-atlantic and northeast regions. luxury sales also weak. >> we're coming off the worst christmas eve for the dow since 2006. as the president cuts short his hawaiian vacation to deal with the fiscal cliff, just five days to go until we go over. >> threatening both coasts with workers snubbing up best and final contract offer. >> and more on the home front. we'll have more on the data and whether it can keep one of the best performing sectors of 2012, home builders going in 2013. >> data showing what some experts say is the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. according to mastercard, spending polls units through christmas eve, retail sales rose just .7% from the year before. the national retail federation says it is forecasting a 4% jump in sales. we'll continue to get trickles of data as we progress through this last week. it is still an important week, the final week before the new year in terms of retail sales for these guys.
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
of the eurozone countries and is acting as it should. he was optimistic on france as well despite the fact the data is indicating we'll still get a contraction in the third quarter, for most of the eurozone. germany's economic position is arguably deteriorating but still schauble there is relatively optimistic that the crisis is over. in the meantime what is also happening is this money is beginning to flow into, from the public safety net to support the banks so you have the recapitalization of the banks but that isn't of course good news for everybody in the case of the ipo from last year you have 53,000 small shareholders there effectively having their positions in the debt smashed against the whole. they've been selling out again today to try and retrieve what they can because it is in the negative equity and arguably they'll get nothing as we go through the motions further down the line. it lost another 25% of what is left of the market capitalization today. a number of the other spanish banks are also in negative territory and some of the spanish big industrials are also down today.
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
that france is higher. the cac is up by 1%. >> you get rid of that 75% tax and that's what happens. >> exactly. the court ruled that unconstitutional, that 75% tax the way it has been laid out. maybe that's why you do see that cac moving higher there. also, take a look at what happened overnight in asia. the shanghai composite was up by 1.6%. japan, the nikkei, up by 0.7%. a lot of these markets are probably closed for new year's. also, take a look at the oil board today. you'll see that oil prices are down by about 35 cents, $90.45 a barrel. and the ten-year note, the yield was around 1.7% the last time we checked. the dollar has also been reacting rather well. all things considered. right now, the dollar is continuing up against most of these currencies. dollar versus the euro, euro is at 1.3193. dollar/yen is at 86.12 and gold prices have been a little higher this morning on, as well. you can see they're up by $5.70. $1,661 an ounce. joe. >> thank you. lawmakers are continuing fiscal cliff discussions this morning. let's get to john harwood with an update. i have now am viewing the ball fal
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
his shot of becoming france's president. >>> there has been a huge drop in gas prices. 46 sentcents a gallon. ali velshi says they could even drop more. >> a lot of it depends on what happens to the price of oil and that is going to depend on what happens in the world economy. there are two things happening right now that we need to think about. one is the fiscal cliff and recession in europe if things continue to slow down economically, we'll see less demand for gasoline and if there's more tension in the middle east, we'll see higher prices for oil. so those are two things that could affect the price of oil which will affect the price of gasoline. >> the average price at the pump is now down to $3.38 a gallon. the price of a gallon of gas is something that i have always tracked. it's kind of a game i played with my father. who could play the cheapest gas in town. >>> so what went wrong for republicans on election day? the gop is now planning what some are calling an autopsy with prominent members in charge of trying to pinpoint problem areas. that, next. capella university underst
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm EST
and france >>host: good luck with that >>caller: yes i saw them and they look so beautiful i am sure that they will enjoy them >>host: they will love them and you can share the story >>caller: yes i will tell them that i saw how ited >>host: they are a natural treasure. most jewelry is made in other parts of the world.we can support an american in mind an american company these are mined in new york and then the jewelry is made in i can only talk about that with turquoise that is made by native american indians. that is the only comparable jewelry i can think of to share >>caller: i am right near new york i am not far from where they have been mined >>host: yes it is up in your neck of the west thank you for calling >>guest: at a great christmas >>host: when you think about this is so unique. there is nothing else like this in the world.at $50 there is hard to find jewelry at that price. you get these uniquely rare (...)these are so that and more rare than any of the stone we sell.cannot call them all herkimer if they do not come from the herkimer mine in new york >>guest:
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
with britain and france. what are you talking about? and then he began to berate the defense ministry. he said he had been robbing our people, spending so much on defense, you're scaring everybody else. that is giving them an excuse for an arms race. and i'll tell you comrades, if we let them get by with forcing us into an arms race, we are going to lose. exactly what president reagan was trying to do, tactically. and i would say, you know, people at the time, i know some of martin's colleagues wouldn't say well, reagan but didn't pay that much attention to details. his eyes would glaze over. throwaway numbers of missiles of warheads, and true. he didn't look at those things. he concentrate on the basic things. how do i understand this as a fellow? how do i convince him to do something that is actually in his own interest? because his current policies are not. so we spent much more time, and i think, talking to reagan about where gorbachev is coming from, what his pressures were. and, of course, one of the things that we needed to do was, in this process, to convince him we are not out to do h
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
of syria and our allies in europe, some of which have now been ahead of us, like france, that we will focus on this immediate, potentially disastrous threat that assad will use chemical and biological weapons. >> you said a moment ago that iran is our most dangerous enemy. if so, how far should we be willing to go to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? >> i did echo what everyone has said, right up to president obama, that it is unacceptable for us to allow iran to become a nuclear state. containment is not an acceptable alternative. it changes the whole balance of power in the middle east. emboldens the terrorist like hamas and hezbollah that are agents of the iranian government. it probably lead some of our allies in the world to begin to accommodate to iran. it is a threat to most of the rest of the world, including us. the sanctions have been unprecedented. they are having an effect on the iranian economy so far, not an observable effect on the iranian regime at all. we have to make sure that our threats of military action, if they don't take down their nuclear weapons program,
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am EST
in addition to support other contributing countries. european union, france, others have all already begun to reengage with maliian armed forces. it's not as if there is absent support for them in the intervening period. >> what lessons have i learned if i might, both ms. dory and mr. gast. we were actively engaged, the usaid mission celebrated a 50th anniversary, we were very involved in trying to sustain a culture democracy. whatlesssons are there that we might learn going forward about political failures, ignored domestic issues, our rather abrupt requirement that we break off relations and support here has created a great difficulty with regional consequences. what lessons would you suggest we learn from that? >> thank you, senator. excellent question. i would say in the best of times, mali is in a -- is a country in crisis. when one looks at a human development index, they rank in the bottom dozen. that's -- as assistant secretary carson mentioned, 90% of the population is in the south and that population is also in need of services. and so it is unfortunate that the government hasn't
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
with britain and france. what are you talking about? then he again to berate the defense ministry, saying you have been robbing our people spending so much on defense you are scaring everybody else. that has given them an excuse for an arms race and i will tell you comrades, if we let them get by with forcing us into an arms race we are going to lose it. exactly what president reagan was trying to do tactically. i would say that people at the time -- i know some of marvin's colleagues would say reagan really didn't pay that much attention to details, his eyes would glaze over if you got in numbers of missiles and warheads and stuff. and, true, he didn't look at those things. he concentrated on the basic things. how do i understand this other fellow and convince him to do something that is actually in his own interests because his current pil policies are not. we spent much more time, and i think effective time, talking to reagan about where gorbachev was coming from and what his pressures were and one fof the things that we needed to do was to convince them we were not out to do them in. amon
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
, 100 years old. happy birthday to a true sports f fan. here is frances shutt from mesilla, new mexico, 100 years old today. great educator, big author and world war ii veteran. all of those together. glenn and pauline miller, howard, kansas, love each other very much and love to spend time with their grandchildren. helen wheat, frederick, maryland, right up the road. love that town. 110. glass of wine every night with her din-din. that's it. that's all from washington at this time. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. >>> when we come back, we'll take a look at the important issue of security in our nation's schools and then we'll change the pace a little bit and we'll look at how you can find some last-minute travel deals for the holiday and how to navigate those crowded holiday airports. >>> first this is "today" on nbc. >>> as the school district here in newtown gets ready to resume classes this week, many questions are being asked about security both here and around the country. erica hill is here with more on that part of the story. good morning to you. >> savannah, good m
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
of his seven tour de france titles and banned for life from the sport. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let the games begin. london ready to put on the biggest show on earth. >> missy franklin! >> it's a gabby gold! >> usain explodes! >> one of the most anticipated matchups of these games. what's your headline? >> ryan lochte takes over. >> so far, these games begin to lochte. >> how do you feel about that headline? >> my talking is done in the pool. >> can lochte come up on phelps? michael phelps is going to win gold! no one has won more. >> i can look back at my career and say, i've done everything exactly the way i wanted to. >> unbelievable! >> the fab five is going gold. >> usa! >> ladies, can i say, you look really good in gold. >> congratulations. >> expectations were very high for 17-year-old missy franklin. >> it's going to be a world record for missy franklin! >> this is just absolutely incredible. >> and he's still the king of the 100! >> i came here to become a legend. i'm now a legend. >> misty and kerry. three peat olympic gold! >> the applause still rains down on oscar pistorius. >> redempti
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
and are finding themselves in very significant fiscal problems. france has to be the poster child of all, although maybe greece, i guess, would take number one. >> we do know that the u.s. spends a larger percentage of its gdp on health care than any of the other developed nations by a fairly significant amount. so really tackling that underlying issue of what percent of our economy is going to health care in general is really the key issue, and we should be focused on that, i think, much more than the federal government's portion of it. and in this case where you have a proposal that would actually increase the share of gdp going to health care is taking us in the wrong direction. >> that is assuming that medicare spending equals medicare costs. and, again, as somebody who actually ran the program, i'm not assuming that. >> do you want to do that one? sure. >> david, this one is definitely for you specifically and aarp. the question is this: what scoreable savings proposals does aarp support for medicare beyond just better care coordination? does aarp support means testing, combining parts a and
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
enlisted in the u.s. army's 44 regimental a team. he saw combat in italy and southern france and was badly wounded during an engagement for which he was awarded the distinguished service cross which was later upgraded to the medal of honor, the highest award for military valor. with financial assistance from the g.i. bill, inouye graduated from the university of hawaii and the george washington university law school. when hawaii became a state on august 21st, 1959, daniel inouye ran for the united states house of representatives as the new state's first congressman. leaders elected to the united states senate in 1962, he is currently serving his eighth term in the united states senate. an hour earlier interviews in a series, other people we've spoken to have talked about the first time they were sworn in as a member of congress. and in 1959 you became the first member from hawaii. what was that like when you were first on the floor of the house of representatives? >> well, i've spent some time in washington before this. as you know, i went to law school, but i have never been on the floor
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
and finding themselves in very significant fiscal problems. france has to be the poster child of all, although maybe greece would take number one. >> we to know that the u.s. spends a larger percentagpercentag e of gdp on health care than any other developed nation by fairly significant amount. really tackling that underlying issue of what percent of our economy is going to health care in general is really the key issue and we should be focused on that much more than the federal government's portion of it and in this case we have a proposal that would actually increase the share of gdp going to help her, taking us in the wrong direction. >> that is assuming that medicare spending with medicare costs and again as somebody usa ran the program -- [inaudible] >> this one is definitely for you specifically and aarp. the question is this. what scorable savings proposal does aarp support or for medicare, beyond better coordination does aarp support means testing, combining parts a and beet are sharing our medigap reform or anything else? >> i think it's important to remind everybody that we recently
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm EST
protect their own ground forces? is there something about germany and italy and france and spain and england and japan that renders them genetically incapable of having their own air forces? i know we were told, well, we have to stay in iraq and afghanistan because they don't have any air force. well, neither do the people attacking them. the next thing we are told is, well, we need to protect the u.s. from a nuclear attack. i agree. we have a nuclear capacity that far exceeds any potential combination of enemies. we had during the height of the cold war the triad. we could destroy the soviet union and they had a capacity to go after us by missiles, submarines or the strategic air command. i have a proposal, sometimes i'm kidding, this time i'm not. can we not go to the pentagon and say, you know what? now that there is no more soviet union, there is a much weaker russia, and i agree, russia won a war against georgia. they won a war against the country of georgia. i think the way we have armed the state of georgia, i'm not sure what the outcome would be if that was the war. but r
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
in bad shape. my husband was a soldier in war war ii, and he was wounded in normandy, france. he fought for his country. he paid into social 30 security. he worked until he was 70. host: at me ask you what do you think should happen and what do you think is gonna happen? caller: part of my little social security check is because of his, and without it i would be out on the street. we were just poor people always. i am wondering are they going to take away our social security checks? host: i understand your concern about the social security check. las vegas, nev., what do you think about that? caller: 84 allowing me to speak. i agree with the previous callers, but let me just say that this country -- i am 69 years old -- 30 years ago this country was balanced. social security was balanced, and all the other balance sheets were balanced. until these republicans started dipping. they borrowed from social security and never paid it back, and then they started saying the problem was with social security. they cut programs, and i just think that they need to really look at what they have done
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Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
airplanes a year in france by then. in four years. and of course, the airplane was invented by natural selection. we did not help -- we did not know how to do with. the ones that did not tell the pilot, they are today's airplane. [laughter] i believe that kids were inspired by this wonderful short period of time. on the 100th anniversary of the wright brothers applied, at aviation week asked me and others to say what i thought about the first 100 years of aerospace. who were the movers and shakers. they wanted me to predict the next 100 years. i refused. i went ahead and i wrote an article and i picked these people and i was fortunate enough to have met all but two of these people. i think these were the ones that come to me, were the ones that really made aerospace in that first 100 years. if you do not know korlov, he was the van braun of russia. who was inspired by them -- i found out later and realized later that everyone on that list was between the age of 4 and 13. and seeing that innovation gives them the courage to try something really hard, and that is why they did the accompl
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Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
the gulf home. >> juliet: 8:43 east coast times. major blow to france's socialist president. panel has just thrown out and plan to tax the wealthy at 75% rate. ruled it as excessive and unconstitutional. if you like it, then you should put a super bowl rick on -- ring on it ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it >> juliet: i love that video. pepsi announces plans to allow fans to join bon is i on the football field. dave, i see that you are all over that. >> dave: i will be there. so who knows. new insight into the short yet fascinating life of hollywood starlet marilyn monroe. newly unclassified fbi documents reveal how closely she was being monitored for alleged ties to underground communist party. aneed that vogel has more. >> new information from the fbi shows just how interested the agency was in finding out whether actress marilyn monroe had ties to the communist party. the files show the fbi had been tracking her for years. who she was friends with and if they had ties to communist in this record from 1956, agents had documented anonymous phone call from the "new yo
SFGTV2
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am PST
of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are a
SFGTV2
Dec 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
diversity, but also to signal to our european friends, our latino france, we are ready to help lead this state. and helped change the conversation and not only celebrate diversity, but use diversity for our strength. that is our strength. i want to signal to you, let's come together, let's use this opportunity to make sure we can celebrate our strength throughout the state. i also want to welcome carmen chu. thank you for joining us. we can really celebrate and we can bring this state for because i know -- he does not want to be alone in san francisco suggesting change. nobody wants to be alone. all of us can contribute to a more positive outlook on life. guess what -- when we look at where we came from, when we look at the parents that brought us here, the generations before us, we learned a great lesson. we learned lessons they faced, there were struggling to get past the barriers of discrimination. past the barriers of economic privilege, past the barriers of the new immigrants to this country. they forged ahead. some of us aren't new generations, the generation of kids i want to
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
states, and in some cases in france. and the other side of the story, which is christian communities, or did, up until very recently. for example, talk a little bit about the iraqi coalition. was about 1 million i believe, about 2003. it's down to about -- >> not sure. >> and has suffered egregious harm. was there last christmas? >> a couple years ago, yeah. >> i mean, i know it's a grim subject, especially in this season, but say something about how do you approach this in the book. i mean, i know in the past you have done a lot of research on the situation of christians in other countries, but this sort of dovetailed with which he found happened on jews from muslim countries. >> right, right. first of all, i came across the subject when i was attending a conference in israel, which i attended for hudson actually for several years. and i had a blank spot on my calendar and i wandered into the workshop, and i found myself hearing these stories of these people that have fled arab countries. and it was like, it turned into a very emotional scene. because after the speakers and panel fi
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
to france or the uk. she's the inspiration for "the devil wears prada." how does he handle that one. >> she's an inspiration to so many of us, lawrence.
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Dec 31, 2012 4:30pm EST
, alaquippa. sergeant first class john frances kim, united states army, philadelphia. first sergeant kenneth brian ellwell, united states army erie. sergeant edward william kohler iii, united states army lebanon. staff sergeant brian keith mowry, united states army halifax, staff sergeant kenneth roland sreupb deson, united states army erie. senior airman brian richard bell, united states air force erie. captain michael ian brayden, united states army, lock haven. private first class cameron james stanbaugh, united states army spring grove. finally, staff sergeant brandon robert pepper, united states army, york, pennsylvania. mr. president, as i conclude that list of pennsylvania's killed in action over just about a two-year time period in afghanistan, and one of the names read was killed in iraq, we remember them. we think of them. and i wish we were paying tribute to them on a night like tonight, but at the same time we're also thinking of their families as we pay tribute to them. i'm reminded of the great recording artist bruce springsteen. one of his songs is entitled "you're missing." o
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
show you what i did. >>> frances takes as living room from bland to bold in just one day. >> hi. i'm standing in my client's living space that's looking a little unfinished. she's looking for some glamour and pizzazz and i have some ideas to give her just that. this red furniture is obviously the star of the show with no supporting actors. we need to bring in some accessories that will make the space alive and glamorous. this dining space has some great pieces, but again, it's feeling a little unfinished. so i'm bringing in some items that will make it feel cohesive with the rest of the space, punch up the color and pull it together. this work space is living a little uninspiring and slightly dormish, but i know exactly what to do it make it feel much more elegant and also make work fun. i love this great shape and the scale is great for the wall. but the accessories are looking a little dinky and getting lost behind the white wall. the last finishing touch of any space is the accessories. and it's time to get started. when i'm hanging oversized artwork like this one above a sofa,
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Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
as someone who could be ambassador to france or england, is that someone who has been a supporter of the president. >> the sexyiest ambassador in history. let's have it. >> i think the devil would be awesome to have diplomatic immunity. >> jennifer: thank you so much for joining me inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. we'll tell you who the republicans are blaming for their losses in the 2012 election, and yes, you will laugh. we'll be right back. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. >> jennifer: it has been so fun watching the g.o.p. implode since the election. we've got great seats here in "the war room" where we're covering all of these political battles, but i'm starting to worry about really our republican friends the loss is driving them to crazy town, and they might never return. a new poll found that 49% of g.o.p. voters think that acorn stole the election for president obama
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Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
team in the league the los angeles clippers. >>> france has come up with a way to be more energy efficient in the new year. why they plan to turn off their lights in order to save a whole lot of cash. >>> it's a cold start to the morning i do expect the cold temperatures to finally rebound as we get into the 9:00. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your sunday coming up. >>> time now 8:53. let's recap some of the top stories for you. child and two adults died after a fire in their apartment late last night. two other residents went to the hospital to be treated with smoke inhalation. the cause of that fire is under investigation. >>> president obama says it is up to congress to find a way back from the so-called fiscal cliff. he reached out to republicans but the refusal to raise taxes on the rich has blocked negotiations. congress will reconvene today with a senate meeting in a little more than an hour from now. >>> a winter storm is dumping more snow on the east coast this morning. it comes days after another storm is being blamed for the death of 16 people. boston's m
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 2:00am EST
to happen in this state. it could. it could. >> well, thank you for raising that. in france right now, they are actually giving grants to endangered book shops in order to keep going because they realize that the culture is transferred through books. >> the interesting thing here is it doesn't even come up. >> right. >> it just doesn't come up in discussion which is nuts. you know, i did a book with lisa markland, a popular writer from sweden, and i went over there, and for three days in stockholm, we did 50 interviews with newspapers and magazines. you write a book here, you can't find a journalist here. is there a journalist here? okay, god bless you two. [laughter] interesting difference in the cultures. in sweden, 8 million people, her books sell over a million copies in a country with 8 million people. >> wow. amazing. >> well, along those lines, tell us about -- some of you in miami know there was a thing called world book night. mr. patterson is the co-chairperson with ann of the 2013 world book night. want to talk a little bit about that? >> yeah. this, as far as i know, start
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
champagne must come from.well champagne. champagne is actually a place. it's northeastern france about 90 miles outside of paris everything else with bubbles? it's sparkling wine. sparkling wine can be extraordinary and it comes from fferent places in the world. in the united states -- you'll find sparkling wine. "cava" is from spain cava is both the name of the wine as well as the name of the region which is located in catalunya not far from barcelona they are extraordinary represent great value for the money in italy, it's asti spumanti . coming from the town of asti in the piedmont region and also prosecco. prosecco is again the name of both the area and the grape that it's made from the style of bubbly also matters. "brut" means the wine has less sugar and is dry. "demi sec" means the wine is a little sweeter. some sparkling wines and champagnes have a vintage date on the label. but most do not. the lion's share of all sparkling wine and champagnes that are made in the world are what they call a non- vintage or increasingly popular terminology multi- vintage wine. wines from older vin
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